The Overuse and Ineffectiveness of Antidepressants

543 Words Feb 23rd, 2018 2 Pages
The article goes on to say how the majority of antidepressants are not as effective as they say to be. It also states that there is an over-diagnosis of depression that leads to over-treating it when it is not necessary and can even be dangerous for one’s behaviour. The textbook has information about these topics such as antidepressants (p. 547-548), consciousness; drug altered (p. 204-208), and psychoactive drug; depressants (p. 213-218).Other places with useful information are depression; cognitive theory of (p. 476-477) recognizing (p. 476), suicide; immediate causes (p.479), and depressive disorders (p. 473-476) According to the text, there are many factors that can cause a person to commit suicide but by far the number one factor with 70 percent is due to depression (p.479). While many people try to overcome their depression with antidepressant, which are mood-elevating drugs that combat depression, there are claims that an antidepressant such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can produce side effects such as gastrointestinal problems, drowsiness, weight gain and sexual dysfunction and can even increases the risk of suicide (p. 547-548). The article says the risk is increased…